Thursday, March 26, 2015

Heavenly Body of the Week: Space Station 7

Back in 1959, infamous auteur, Edward D. Wood, Jr., released what is often considered the worst film ever made, Plan 9 From Outer Space. Whether it really is the worst thing ever or not (I wouldn't call it that, but it is pretty godawful bad, aka funny as hell), it is still a staple of cinema, even if that staple exists as a staple only to laugh at its ridiculousness. Poor little Plan 9 From Outer Space. It sure ain't no Robot Monster in 3D.

But we are not here to malign this film worthy of Mystery Science Theater 3000 sweeps weeks programming. We are here to talk of the film's most heavenly body. Space Station 7. Granted, it looks like a floating metal boob, but hey, the special effects behind it were...well, they were pretty bad, even for the time period. Space Station 7 is where the alien invader's supreme leader, their "Ruler" lived and/or worked. In the film, The Ruler is played by drag queen Bunny Breckinridge. Breckinridge would go un-dragged in the role, a role that would stand as his only film appearance. Bill Murray deliciously played Breckinridge in Tim Burton's 1994 biopic, Ed Wood.

Yes, the movie may be an infamous piece of crapola to many, but Space Station 7 still has a fond place in our hearts. Okay, no it doesn't. It's just as ridiculous as the movie itself, but here at All Things Kevyn, we would like to bestow this long anticipated honour upon Space Station 7. We proudly proclaim you Heavenly Body of the Week. What more could one ask for? As for Ed Wood, the guy is considered the worst director of all-time, but I'm here to say that at least the guy had heart and passion. He loved making movies...almost as much as he loved the feel of an angora sweater rubbing against his nipples. Let's give the guy a break. Yeah, he was really really really bad at his job, astronomically bad even, but he sure did love doing it. And now he has the highest honour - having his Space Station 7 become a Heavenly Body of the Week here at The All Things Kevyn Entertainment Network.


That's it gang. See ya 'round the web.

2 comments:

  1. I love this film for its supreme badness. I even love Wood's wife's chriropractor who ended up playing Dracula after Bela left this mortal coil

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    1. Yeah, Wood has always gotten such a raw deal from cinephiles. The man was an auteur of the highest degree. He had such passion about making movies. Yeah, he was just awful at it, but I'd rather sit through an awful film from an awful, yet passionate filmmaker, than have to sit through any of the slew of mediocre films coming from mediocre hack directors, who have no passion at all.

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